Brewster Sessions of 1834

The Brewster Sessions were the "annual meetings of licensing justices to deal with the grant, renewal, and transfer of licences to sell intoxicating liquor".

The following report is based on newspaper coverage of the 1834 sessions.


The session was held at the Court House in front of Sir J.L.L. Kaye, J. Walker, and B.N.R. Battye.

There were 50 new applications for licences, of which 9 were granted — 3 in Huddersfield and 6 in the surrounding townships.

It was also announced that houses licensed for the sale of beer should not open before 6am and close by 10pm, and should not be opened on Sundays, Good Friday or Christmas Day earlier than 1pm and be closed from 3pm to 5pm on those days.


  • "Huddersfield Brewster Sessions" in York Herald (20/Sep/1834)

Brewster Sessions of 1834


Brewster Sessions
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